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Play-Based Learning by Pamela Evans

As we continue to look at tools and methods use by preschool teachers, today we discuss a fundamental, Play-Based Learning.

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Inquiry Based Learning by Pamela Evans

This is the first in a series of blog posts with brief descriptions and suggestions for bringing the preschool experience into your home. The series will cover some various teaching styles that help preschoolers blossom. Hopefully a little something for everyone. Today, Inquiry Based Learning.

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Wildrock - Get Outside! by Pamela Evans

Hi Friends, This is not my usual type of post as it is location specific. But if you do not live in the Central Virginia - Shenandoah Valley area, perhaps you are lucky enough to have a nature playscape near you! 

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Shout out to Parents of Preschoolers by Pamela Evans

As we move through these unprecedented times, I am so impressed with the resilience and creativity of the preschool parents in my community. It’s easy to become so stressed and worried that you shut down - but if you have a preschooler in the house – you don’t have that luxury. Thanks goodness!

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I'm Bored - Great, You're Half Way to Being Creative! by Pamela Evans

We live in interesting times. Children are often over-scheduled in the best of times and now with schools closed, children of all ages have had dramatic changes to their schedules. This may be a time for your family to make some changes. It is definitely a time for creativity to thrive!

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Playing Safely Outside by Pamela Evans

Time outside is wonderful, but there are things you and your child need to avoid. This post is my yearly outdoor hazard update because it's important to know what to look out for, especially if you are not used to spending a lot of time outdoors. If you and your child are already used to spending a lot of time in nature you may want to skip to the bottom of the post for some good links:)

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Music At Home - Part 2 by Pamela Evans

Music at Home - Part 1, gave you a few ideas, In Part 2, We’ll do a short sample music session. You can always extend this session by following your child's lead for movement, dancing, and singing. Repetition is key for developing internal beat.

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Music At Home - Part 1 by Pamela Evans

You can sing or make up rhythms anywhere, anytime, but today we’ll talk about some ideas for having a regular music time at home. Some of my preschool families have been asking for ideas for a music class at home so in this 2-part series I plan to cover some of the basics to get you started.

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Saying Goodbye to a Pet by Pamela Evans

Today a few thoughts on preschoolers and pets. Pets are a great way to teach children about responsibility and empathy, among other things.  Unless you have a macaw parrot most pets do not live as long as people. The loss of your pet family member may well be your child’s first experience with death.

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